As the plagues began to mount, the pressure on Pharaoh increased. With each act of resistance, Pharaoh was inviting more harm upon himself and his people. In His mercy, God made a distinction between the Israelites and the Egyptians. While the Egyptians suffered loss after loss culminating in darkness and death, Godâs people were recipients of a grace unearned and undeserved resulting in light and life. As the judgments increased, Pharaoh was forced to acknowledge God. He sought prayer from Moses and eventually confessed his sin and asked forgiveness. However, he fell short of true repentance and his heart became hardened. Instead of turning to God, he tried to get God off his back without changing his life. In the same way, when God begins to move in our lives, we have a choice to make: surrender and find freedom or resist and remain trapped in our bondage. A life of freedom is found through repentance and living in Godâs light!